Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has always been vocal and confident about his opinion and decisions. He has earned a lot of love and respect for taking a stand at the time of need and playing against the rivals wonderfully well. He was again in headlines because of a sudden and shocking decision that he has taken recently. The cricketer who was leading the Delhi Daredevils IPL team has now stepped down from the post of its captain. Justifying his sudden decision, he said that he couldn’t handle the pressure of the team losing 5 out of 6 matches.
Here’s what he said announcing his decision on Twitter:
True, that I’ve stepped down from DD captaincy. Just to clarify it was my call, nothing from the management or coaching staff. I may not be leading from the front but I will be the last man standing for @DelhiDaredevils. No individual bigger than d team. Very much a #DilDIlli
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 25, 2018
During a press conference, the cricketer clarified that it’s purely his own decision. While his fans were busy praising him for his powerful decision, he took another big step and left everyone shocked.
After stepping down from the post of the DD captain, he decided to play the entire IPL season for free. Leaving his entire salary of Rs 2.8 crore, he decided not to take a single penny for this season.
According to his team, he took this decision because throughout the tournament the team’s performance was really poor and hence this decision is justified. Gambhir, who was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2.8 crore, feels that since he failed as a skipper and hence taking any amount of salary is not justified.
Gautam Gambhir refuses to take salary and if he plays any match he will play for free. What a man 🙇🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/wG7xzEUzyd
— Team Gautam Gambhir (@gautamgambhir97) April 25, 2018
Something like this has happened for the first time in the IPL history and people are endlessly praising Gambhir for his decision. Here’s how his fans are reacting:
Gautam Gambhir is like Rahul Dravid who only played for the country and team but never got his share of it which was given to Sachin, Ganguly in case of Dravid.
Gambhir had a great contribution in winning us T20 WC nd 2011WC but that fame went to Dhoni.
— Mohan…🇮🇳 (@iamnavamohan) April 25, 2018
He is the most selfless cricketer ever & he deserves much more respect
— Aniket Gawai (@Anik_Gawai17) April 25, 2018
What is dis man made up of?.. how can he be so selfless?..
— angana sharma (@sharma_angana) April 25, 2018
Gautam Gambhir HATS OFF to you man!!!! You are more than an inspiration idol! He just forego his salary cuz of non performance n will be playing rest of the matches of the season for free..!
Who in the cricketing world has so much courage??!
I Stan Mr Gambhir 💗
— Addy #GG 💗 (@dreamsredefined) April 25, 2018
— Jaddy (@_being_blunt) April 25, 2018
That’s #Gauti for you…😢😢😢 The real champ…💖💖💖
Having relinquished captaincy of Delhi Daredevils, Gautam Gambhir has decided to forego his entire Rs 2.8 crore salary while taking responsibility for the team’s poor show.
— Magesh kumar (@atmageshkumar) April 25, 2018
— Gautian Sreeja Roy (@Roysreeja8) April 25, 2018
Exemplary step by Gautam Gambhir for not taking salary for non-performance. India should have a similar law for politicians and babus. Goddamn leeches just suck the country dry
— Kejri Dutt (@MightyTroll4) April 25, 2018
He’ll play the entire tournament without any salary.
That is Gautam Gambhir for you.
A man with the purest heart ❤
— Sukanya Chatterjee (@GautiSukanya) April 25, 2018
Do you think other nonperformers should also let go their salary? Do share your views in the comments below.